Pretty Woman Gets Mauled

Gere Shetty

Shilpa Shetty is front-page news again, this time for being on the receiving end of some serious lovin’.

Shetty joined Richard Gere at Seena Taan Ke yesterday, an AIDS awareness event in Delhi. The stars, speaking to members of India’s truckdriver community, dispelled the myth that HIV can be transmitted through the act of kissing. Gere, who looked “dizzy” according to some reports, made his point by, er, smothering the Celebrity Big Brother star.

Shetty was visibly uncomfortable and told the audience so (“Yeh thoda zyaada ho gaya,” she said: “This was a bit much”).

Many agreed and are now seeking an apology from Gere. Yesterday afternoon protestors in Mumbai burned the actor in effigy, while in Varanasi crowds gathered, chanting “down with Shilpa Shetty.”

Watch the video here.

April 16, 2007
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  1. April 16, 2007, 1:13 pm Rishita

    Shilpa Shetty is a media made celebrity. No self respecting actress will be part of a show where one is degraded and yelled. She stoops to cheap tactics to make money.

    And Mr.Gere, please take your antics eleswhere. To see Shilpa encouriging this s sad. Would her reaction be the same if it had been a Bihari babu? This is a serious issue -AIDS. One has to show sincerity and sensitivity while addressing such topics, not be juvenile and giggly.

  2. April 16, 2007, 4:31 pm Salil Maniktahla

    Seriously, people need to lighten up. Big deal, he kissed her on the cheek affectionately, and she enjoyed it. Who cares?

    India might be the single most sexually neurotic nation on the planet. Apart from…well, all the rest of them, I guess.

    “No self respecting actress will be part of a show where one is degraded and yelled. She stoops to cheap tactics to make money.” Hahahahaha! What planet are you from? On this one, that’s pretty much par for the course for actresses, regardless of how much self-respect they have. Though I’m not sure what the whole “yelled (at?)” part is about…I don’t think Gere yelled at her.

    Or are you upset that the crowd catcalled the kiss? Oh, grow up, would you?

  3. April 16, 2007, 8:37 pm SuperJagjit

    There’s only one way to stress the importance of safe sex to a group of mostly male, possibly horny truck drivers:

    1. Get a bunch of them together at an event
    2. Wind them up real good by having a popular actress get mouth-humped
    3. After they’re sufficiently aroused, end the event and let them continue on the lonely roads, where they surely will not happen upon any prostitutes

    That’s what they did for us when we last rented a U-Haul.